A Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket is scheduled for launch between 5:30 and 8:45 a.m., today, for the Department of Defense from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The back-up launch dates are September 18 through 20. The launch may be visible throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

At the request of DoD project managers, no real-time launch status updates will be available. The launch will not be shown live on the Internet nor will launch status updates be provided during the countdown on social media.  The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will not be open for viewing the launch.

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